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Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
favorite justice was david souter because he was so delightfully on a. he didn't have a cell phone or computer. he didn't have an answering machine on his phone. he was late for william rehnquist funeral because they couldn't leave a message and find out where he was. he doesn't like electric lights to read he moves his chair and not his office over the course of the day for the sunlight. but the great thing about justice souter is that he sort of got the joke about being a supreme court justice and he understood that he was important but it wasn't all about him and i will just give you one example of that. for reasons that remain obscure, david souter and stephen breyer are frequently mistaken for each other. if you know what they look like they really don't look anything like but, you know, people may have a vague sense of who they are and one time not long ago, justice souter as he did was driving from washington to his home in new hampshire and he stopped at a restaurant to get something to eat and a couple came up to him and said i know you come and you are on the supreme court t
Sep 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
raising here. i mean, my two favorite justices were republican appointees, justice souter and justice stevens. they were incredible. they were evenhanded. they were serious and sober. they never would have gone along with this and didn't go along with this idea that somehow corporations should be treated like citizens for the purposes of political free speech -- >> so what's happened? >> well, part of it is this story of the extremism of the republican party today. because after justice souter was named to the court, the slogan, the mantra within the republican party was "no more souters." they really are imposing a very strict litmus test, not just on the right to privacy and abortion, but also on these corporate questions. they want to see that you're going to be, down the line, just voting with corporate, you know, big corporations regardless of what it is that they're saying. and that's not justice. we don't want justices who are pro-corporate or anti-corporate. we want people who are going to -- >> who are fair. >> enforce the rule of law. >> the rule of law. >> and here, what we
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
recently retired justices were john paul stevens went out at 90. david souter 69, sandra day o'connor 75. is there a tradition of when justices usually retire, be it age, or time served? >> well, they're like most human beings. a lot of factors weigh in. there is -- there was a tradition where justices would tend to retire during the term of a president that was at the same party that appointed them. but we know neither justices souter nor stevens did that. they were both republican employees and went out during president obama's term. life circumstances can drive retirement decisions. so it's really not scientifically predictable or politically predictable. >> do you see any most likely candidates if another seat opens up under president obama? >> you know, i think if president obama, first of all, justice ruth bader ginsburg i think the pressure to replace her with another woman appointee would be enormous. we've made progress in getting a third of the court female and i don't think president obama or any president would want to go backwards on that. so some potential people for justic
Sep 17, 2012 10:00pm PDT
supreme court justice david souter in new hampshire. you can watch excerpts and read margaret's blog. there was a surprise delivery at the national zoo sunday: a new giant panda cub. and you can watch a video of t birth. find that on the rundown. all that and more is on our web site, gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
last three justices to leave? o'connor, stevens, souter, all moderate republicans, their like are not seen on the supreme court anymore just like they are not seen in the united states congress anymore. this is a court like this is a country, polarized between democrats and republicans. if the that is just a fact about the supreme court and it makes the justices uncomfortable, especially the chief justice and that is in part why he did what he did. >> rose: does kennedy command the sense he is the new sandra day o'connor or not. >> he. >> kennedy is a mercurial figure, some refer to him as a moderate, that is a mistake, he is actually an extreme mist in his views in many areas he just happens to have unusual preoccupations that are not necessarily consistent with detrimentally and republican politics. for example, he is the court's leading spokesman on the issue of at a rights and the author of the two most important gay rights decisions and relatively liberal on the subject of the death penalty, but on the vast majority of other subject like the civil procedures stuff we were tal
Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
breaks in the big apple. margaret warner talks with former supreme court justice david souter tonight in new hampshire. we'll carry a live stream of the event on our web site. and tonight's edition of "need to know" explores the american military's use of aerial drones against al qaeda members in pakistan. we have a link. all that and more is on our web site, judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll update the state of the presidential campaign with susan page and stuart rothenberg. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has cro >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting.
Sep 18, 2012 1:00am PDT
republican appointee, saying, when justice souter was retiring, it's my party that's destroying the country. >> the last three justices to leave the court, john paul stevens, all republican appointees who left deeply alienated from that party. and that scene in the supreme court corridors, the justices, they respect each other's space a lot. they don't go into each other's offices a lot, but they have a lot of conversations in the corridors. >> it's like "60 minutes." >> it's a little like "60 minutes." in these beautiful, big corridors. and o'connor went on and on to suter about how it was the republicans running up deficits and barry goldwater never cared who you slept with. and we didn't get involved in these foreign adventures, you know, under good republican presidents. o'connor, stevens, and suter all left completely alienated from the modern republican party and they were replaced by modern republicans who are much more conservative. >> the book's "the oath" and congratulations. >> thanks. >> look forward to talking more about it down the road. >>> a royal legal battle over t
Sep 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
mention that peter clerked for justice david souter before he moved into the legal academy. he is going to be offering his thoughts on the arizona immigration case, so would you please welcome professor peter spiro. [applause] >> thanks, tim. um, when tim proposed the order for this sort of grab bag panel, i should have remembered that it's always hard to follow sex. [laughter] and drugs. but we'll try, um, here. and it's an important case that i'm going to be talking about here, the arizona v. united states case, which is really the most important decision from the supreme court on the intersection of federalism and immigration in more than 70 years. and i'm going to make, um, three sets of observations. first, look at the question of who won and who lost, which is something that's been debated a little in the wake of the decision this past summer. secondly, i'm going to take a somewhat critical perspective on justice kennedy's majority opinion in the decision. and then, thirdly, i'm going to look at the, what i think the impact of the decision is going to be on the, on the ground goin
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